Twilight (1998) / Drama-Thriller
MPAA Rated: R for violence, language and some sexuality
Running Time: 94 min.
Cast: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon
Director: Robert Benton
Screenplay: Robert Benton, Richard Russo
Review published September 6, 1998
A private detective (Newman, The Hudsucker Proxy) living in the home of a dying wealthy friend (Hackman, Get Shorty) unknowingly stumbles in the middle of a mysterious and murderous plot which may involve the very people he works for.
Terrific performances grace this entertaining, if not always focused mystery yarn. The characters are lively and there are many nice touches along the way. The plot isn't anything new, as it is an old fashioned detective story, but he is an old fashioned detective after all. A likeable time-killer.
©1998 Vince Leo